Look Like A Local: Five Pieces To Pack For A City Vacation

July 5, 2010 • Magazine

Look Like A Local: Five Pieces To Pack For A City Vacation

Look Like A Local: Five Pieces To Pack For A City Vacation

Tue, 2000-07-04 01:00

Jacqueline Zenn

Whether you’re spending a weekend or a couple weeks in a new city, it can be tempting to pull out all the stops (what happens in Vegas…) – or to dress purely for comfort, since hey, you don’t know anyone there anyways and you’ll be probably be walking a lot.

However, if you are not headed to Sin City (where everyone is a tourist) you want to avoid the dreaded “tourist” label and get the same treatment as the locals, here are five things that will work in almost any city this summer.

Casual Cotton Scarves: A breezy cotton scarf in a bright color or fun pattern like these ikat prints from Spun by Subtle Luxury lends polish to simple outfits and can be your best friend in overly air conditioned environments. When the temperatures climb, knot it around the handle of your purse or thread it through your belt loops to keep it off your neck. Bonus: scarves on the larger side can be used as sarongs poolside, while smaller ones make great headbands or headwraps.

Slouchy Bag: Leave the structured bags for the office and carry something that can expand as you fill it with your camera, water bottle, and other essentials. Any color of the Foley & Corinna Moto hobo would be fabulous, but the indigo might be the most versatile.

Wide Leg Lightweight Denim: The wide leg will feel more dressed up and elegant than most jeans, while the lighter fabric and volume will keep you cool – these are the perfect day to (informal) evening piece. Habitual’s “Ascot” fit is a great example of this silhouette.

Sleek Flat Sandals: Don’t be the one who has to stop every half hour cause her heels are killing her. Save the stilettos for night time and rock well-padded flat sandals during the day; there are plenty of stylish options now so no need to resort to something that looks orthopedic when there are strappy little numbers like these Jeffrey Campbell Roman 2 studded sandals.

Sunglasses: A great pair of shades is the cherry on top of any delicious outfit. Whether you prefer classic aviators or oversize Hollywood glam styles, the perfect sunglasses are an essential element of your vacation wardrobe. These tortoiseshell sunglasses by Oliver Peoples are classic enough to be worth the investment and stylish enough to be interesting.

Go forth and have a wonderful vacation!

1. Spun By Subtle Luxury Ikat Diamond Print Scarf Now $19.99
2. Foley + Corinna Moto Hobo Now $315
3. Habitual ‘Ascot’ Wide Leg Stretch Jeans Now $195
4. Jeffrey Campbell Roman 2 Studded Suede Sandals $104
5. Oliver Peoples Daddy B D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses $305

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